Don’t Miss the “The French Village” Television Series

Cover photo The French Village TV seriesThe French television series The French Village is a must-watch series. I am addicted to this show, and trying to ration my binge-watching so it doesn’t end. Thankfully, there are seven seasons, and I am only halfway through Season 4. There are so many reasons this show is excellent, entertaining, and significant. The show takes place in the fictional French village of Villeneuve and begins in June 1940 on the day Germany invaded Franch. Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Whew! What a year 2020 turned out to be. Remember when “contact tracing” meant you dropped your contact lens on the floor? Or “flatten the curve” meant more time at the gym? I still remember when my son did his “drive-through testing” at the DMV for his driver’s license.

Amidst the challenges, stresses, and losses of this year, I have heard of so many wonderful stories of good people helping out neighbors and community. We are a resilient people who can come together. Let’s look forward together with hope to what good things 2021 will bring.

Merry Christmas!  Wesołych Świąt  Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël!  Fröhliche Weihnachten!  Veselé Vánoce!

Happy New Year!  Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! Feliz año nuevo! Bonne année! Glückliches neues Jahr! Šťastný nový rok!

PS. In the spirit of needing more lights and smiles this season, we lit up our tall palm tree for the first time. Now, it’s a new holiday tradition. 🙂

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Vote? Me? Yes you!

I Voted stickerVote? Me? Yes you! My right to vote, and yours, is based on countless people who fought, campaigned, and even died, for decades.

I grew up in a household that paid attention to news and current events. My bachelor’s degree is in political science. I vote in every election and hope I have passed this tradition down to my children. When my children turned eighteen, I encouraged them to serve as a poll worker on an election day. Two did and the main insight from that day remains with them: Few people showed up to vote. It was a very long, boring day. What about today, now, 2020? Continue reading